The Spaceman Christmas Story

In 1975, Irish singer songwriter Chris De Burgh (best known for his 1986 love song “Lady in Red”) posed a question of the traditional Nativity story . . . what if the Angel Gabriel was actually an alien from another planet?

Chicago Steampunk Salon – December 2015 Report

This week’s report is brought to you by two of the Windy City Steam Collective’s co-conspirators Miss Vivienne Merriweather and Dr. J.D. Pembroke. You might know them from such places as the Salon and various Speakeasies around Chicago. Chicago has a monthly Steampunk salon! Run by the Windy City Steam Collective, it brings the Chicagoland Steampunk community […]

December 23rd, 1893 – Hansel and Gretel, the Opera!

Hansel and Gretel (German: Hänsel und Gretel) is an opera by nineteenth-century composer Engelbert Humperdinck, who described it as a Märchenoper (fairy tale opera). The libretto was written by Humperdinck’s sister, Adelheid Wette, based on the Grimm brothers’ fairy tale “Hansel and Gretel“. It is much admired for its folk music-inspired themes, one of the […]

Steampunk Crowdfunding Roundup December 2015

Make someone’s holiday wishes come true, become a backer! Plus, contributing in someone else’s name can be a great and unique gift for a Steampunk fan in your life.

Balogun Ojetade Edits Rococoa Anthology

Ofeibea Loveless talks to Balogun Ojetade – author, master instructor of indigenous African martial arts, screenwriter, film director, tabletop role-playing game designer, traditional African priest – about  his new anthology, Rococoa.

December 22nd, 1885 – The Samurai Prime Minister

Based on European ideas, former samurai, Itō Hirobumi established a cabinet system of government, replacing the Daijō-kan as the decision-making state organization, and on December 22nd, 1885, when he became the first prime minister of Japan.

Voodoo Carnival 2016 – Horehounds Burlesque

The 2016 Voodoo Carnival brings perhaps the most colorful, and definitely the most feathered, burlesque troupe we’ve ever seen with the historical orientated risqué dances of the girls known as The Horehounds!

Spoiler Free Star Wars Review

While there are few ways to celebrate the new Star Wars in such a distinctly Cincy style, all of us gathered on B.B. Riverboat’s flagship, Belle of Cincinnati, know that this is nothing more than a grand distraction. Gliding down the Ohio River, grazing from a buffet of renamed finger foods (Padawan Pizzas, anyone?), and […]

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